Solid Perfume Forums General Lauder Solids Talk Buy Latest Solids Or Solids From Past?

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  • Erica
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    To all,

    let me hear your advices.

    If you have limited amount of money you can spend, which solids would you buy first – the latest solids (Lighthouse and Steamboat for now) or the ones from past years, for example, at eBay? I'm worried wondering if the latest solids would be sold out soon and would be sold at eBay with much higher(possibly lower??) prices. Same thing for the solids at eBay…should I buy them before their prices go higher? Well, I know it depends on the solid, but generally how do you make your decisions?

    I guess (and hope) some of you might have the same feeling…

    Lori B
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    Hi Erica

    I, too, need to be selective in the solids that I purchase as my money tree I planted in my back yeard many years ago never grew <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> !

    Because of this, I don't look at whether it is a current release solid or an older one, but I just purchase the ones that really strike me as ones I really like (although I suppose you could make an argument that they all do <img src='style_emoticons//tongue.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’tongue.gif’ /> )!!

    I would think that it would be a good idea to purchase the current limited edition, store exclusive solids when they are currently available so you do not need to pay a premium later as it seems that these tend to sell for a lot more once they are only available on the secondary market.

    I have found that the general releases can be purchased for less that original selling price for the next few years after their release (do you have a Cosmetics Company Store near you as they tend to have general releases at really great prices – there is a listing of these stores on this site).

    On the other hand, the older solids can also continue to rise – one never knows what the solid market will do! As noted in past posts, beginning in January the secondary market seems to rise, but historically has come back down in the spring, so you may want to wait it out until then for your purchases.

    I am anticipating to hear what the “seasoned” collectors would say about your question … <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Lisa
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    Lori,

    I agree with your answer- buy the ones you really like! Personally I would rather have the vintage solids as they are just more charming to me but also like Lori said bottom line is I like and want them all!! <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Sandra
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    Well Erica, apart from buying ones you like, I think that so far the 2004 ones have not been up to the standard that the older ones have, and that you don't get value for money with them nowadays like you used to.

    You'd be happy to pay the money for a solid you REALLY admire the craftsmanship of rather than paying for a newer solid that may be cheaper now but isn't as good a solid.

    With the older solids, some of them are a 'dime a dozen' and some are the 'real' collectibles. Don't worry about them being 'sold out' and missing out . . . . they ALWAYS turn up on Ebay (in abundance after 6 months)!!

    Prioritise and get the ones you REALLY like now (if you're so worried about missing out) and then get a bargain on Ebay for the ones you can. You'll probably never get the whole 'set' so just get the 'themes' or ones you will admire forever.

    I think everyone has a one or two (or more) that they wonder 'why did I ever spend so much money on that one for'?

    However, that is probably outweighed by the ones that they really love.

    GOOD LUCK!!

    KK
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    Hi Erica,
    I would buy the solids I like no matter what year. The ones that really stand out to me. I love pink so the pink solids are my favorites.

    Purchasing the solids is another story. I prefer to buy from the people on this site. Someone is likely to have what you want at a fair price. I like to stay away from ebay. You have to sit by the computer and most of the time get outbid. At least that is the case for me. When you buy from the folks on this site you don't have to worry about how it will be shipped, etc. Believe me it's not coming in a white envelope wrapped in TP with a couple of stamps on it. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    You just need to figure out the best and easiest way for you and stick to it. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />
    Happy solid hunting and may you find just what you want at a bargain for you. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />
    KK <img src='style_emoticons//wub.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wub.gif’ />

    greyhound
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    I'm the same way. I can only buy 1-3 new solids per month. I wish I could buy them all at the same time. <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    It's difficult to choose. 1st, I buy my favorites and work my way down the “list”. Next, buy solids that I'm patient enough to wait for and CAN live without if sold out. I buy general distribution solids last because they made more.

    I wait to buy from ebay cheaper. I bought the trolley below retail that way. I will do the same for the GD solids later. I search every day and try to find “an airpocket in time”, which means time when bidding is low. Timing is very unpredictable. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    Also, you can ask your family to buy solids as a holiday and birthday present.

    I buy older solids at the same. Most of my collection came from the last 8 years. I don't have much older than that especially mint-in-box. I'm a sucker for sparkly shiny new solids. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    To bring in more $$, I clean out my collection and sell my least favorites. Some solids I just can't get rid of. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    luscious11@aol.com
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    ERICA:

    I AGREE WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS BIG TIME!!!

    BUY WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU LIKE!!

    DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE NEW ONES RUNNING OUT AT THE STORE….LIKE ONE OF THE MEMBERS SAID ; THEY WILL END UP ON EBAY 6 MONTHS FROM NOW!!!

    AND IF YOU QUESTION ANY OF THE EBAY SELLERS, JUST ASK THE MEMBERS OF SOLIDPERFUME.COM AND THEY WILL STEER YOU RIGHT!!

    I HAVE SOLD PRIVATELY AND ON EBAY AND LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED OTHERS FROM THIS SITE ABOUT ME BEFORE THEY DID BUSINESS WITH ME AND THAT IS GOOD !!

    BOTTOM LINE IS TRUST YOUR OWN INSTINCTS!! “THEY” WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN….

    WARM REGARDS,

    PAMELA (LUSCIOUS 11@AOL.COM) <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Lori B
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    Wow Greyhound, 1 – 3 solids per month is great!! My husband put me on purchasing probation to save for the Vegas convention – we'll see how long that lasts <!–emo&<_<img src='style_emoticons//dry.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’dry.gif’ /> ! (I already snuck in a purchase this past weekend – shame on me <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />)

    favoritegram
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    I also only buy what apeals to me. I don't get a thrill out of many of the older ones. I love the Cats and Dogs. I don't think ist is a good idea to buy thinking they are an investment. The collectibles market is too volitale. Buy what makes you smile when you see it in your collection each day and if by a fluke the value increases all the better. Lainey

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